GMT P500 for September
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It's time for the monthly check out of the GMT P500 list. Time to see what's moving up and what is about to move out and onto our game tables.

If you want to learn more about GMT and it's P500 list, check out their P500 webpage.
http://www.gmtgames.com/p500/gmtp50.asp

Also feel free to join the GMT Games discussion group here
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/gmtgames/
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1. Board Game: The Great War in Europe [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:5458]
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Total orders: 662 (+32)

WW I + Ted Racier = Great game
 
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2. Board Game: Conquest of Paradise [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1532]
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Total orders: 647 (+9)

Definately a game looking for a printing date now. I still plan for a nice luau at my place to celebrate the release of this game and it's looking like it'll be this coming winter. I expect however it will be hard to find authentic Hawaiian food in Kansas City in January.
 
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3. Board Game: Manoeuvre [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:667] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
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Total orders: 604 (+2)

A game that has not done well the last two months. It's two orders over the last month were two more than it got the month before.
 
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4. Board Game: FAB: The Bulge [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:1587]
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Total orders: 638 (+4)

I think we're seeing a post convention let down on the orders this month for a few game, this one being one of them.
 
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5. Board Game: 1914: Twilight in the East [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:3466]
 
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Total orders: 571 (+8)

A strong mover the last few months. WW I on the eastern front isn't exactly a topic you see in wargames very often.
 
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6. Board Game: Kutuzov [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:4122]
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Total orders: 603 (+6)

Breaking the 600 mark this month. A game where you can play Napoleon and not get locked up in the loony bin.
 
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7. Board Game: Glory III [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:4445]
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Total orders: 746 (+10)

It seems that Glory 4 will feature the Battle of the Seven Days. A battle that just by chance I am currently reading about. A campaign where Little Mac followed up even his victories with retreats (but only after leaving the area whenever a fight was about to start). As one officer said "Our army wasn't outfought. McClellan was outgeneraled".
 
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8. Board Game: The Halls of Montezuma [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:4990]
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Total orders: 477 (+17)

Should soon be over the magic 500 mark. I ordered this game day 1.
 
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9. Board Game: Asia Engulfed [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:2086] [Average Rating:7.56 Unranked]
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Total orders: 482 (+70)

Needless to say, this game will be breaching 500 on next month's list to no surprise. I know a few block gamers who are drooling for this puppy.
 
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10. Board Game: Unhappy King Charles! [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:1381]
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Total orders: 784 (+15)

Hopefully this will be the final month for this title on the list. The general rule is that any game that has a charge date can not be on this list because it's now on the way.
 
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11. Board Game: Winds of Plunder [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:2868]
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Perhaps this game's very last time on the list as it should start charging soon. The date for it seems to have been delayed due to a high demand for wooden pieces as a result of the "Essen Crunch". This has also effect the C&C expansions from my understanding.
 
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12. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients Expansion Pack #2 – Rome and the Barbarians [Average Rating:8.30 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.30 Unranked]
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Total orders: 669 (+109)

Did you see you can now order wooden Command & Color dice? A company called Valley Games has gotten permission to make them from GMT. Here's the url. Look in the news section.
http://www.valleygames.ca/
 
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13. Board Game: Combat Commander: Europe [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:107]
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Total orders: 1070 (+45)

Delayed a bit due to art difficulties.
 
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14. Board Game: Combat Commander: Mediterranean [Average Rating:8.52 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.52 Unranked]
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Total orders: 437 (+68)

Can you say "over the 500 orders by next month" boys and girls? I thought you could.
 
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15. Board Game: Sun of York [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:6203] [Average Rating:6.47 Unranked]
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Total orders: 402 (+6)

Charles Roberts Award nominee for Best DTP-Produced Boardgame. One of the few catigories that GMT didn't win. Can't wait to see the battle next year between front runners Pax Romana and Here I Stand.
 
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16. Board Game: Fields of Fire [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:1162]
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Total orders: 388 (+16)

A game that benefited well from the summer convention season but still needs some pushing.
 
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17. Board Game: Pacific Typhoon [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:2334]
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Total orders: 448 (+11)

Another title that I think benefited from the summer convention season.
 
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18. Board Game: Monmouth [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:3169]
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Total orders: 725 (+21)

Definately in line for a printing date soon with Saratoga now into player's hands. Very popular series with a strong following.
 
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19. Board Game: SPQR (Deluxe Edition) [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:1361]
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Total orders: 586 (+19)

If you are enjoying Command & Colors and are perhaps looking to step up in wargaming, this is the game for you. I strongly recommend folks take a look at this fantastic system.
 
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20. Board Game: The Price of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865 [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:5728]
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Speaking of the Civil War. I highly recommend the book Sword of Lincoln by Jeff Wert. Been reading it this week and it's first rate. It's a general history of the Army of the Potomac and while a bit general for some folks who have studied the war a great deal I think most will find it an enjoyable read. Wert quotes extensively from the diaries of the regular foot soldiers so it's interesting to see how the army commanders were viewed by the average soldier. Worth a pick up imho.
 
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21. Board Game: RAN [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:3343]
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Total orders: 864 (+10)

Can't imagine this one waiting much longer for a printing date.
 
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22. Board Game: Won by the Sword [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:6275]
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Total orders: 489 (+15)

Designed by Ben Hull. That alone speaks volumes about this game.
 
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